Dolphins are coming to Minecraft, but big graphics update is delayed

Share

REUTERS/Matthew TostevinA child plays video game Minecraft at the Minecon convention in London July 4, 2015.

This year's MineCon Earth had something a little different about it, as Minecraft fans were actually given some control over what new content was on the horizon. Neither Mojang nor Microsoft cited any reasons for the delay, but the most probable cause could be that the graphics update, as well as the cross-platform Switch multiplayer, may be ambitious.

Like many Minecraft tools the trident can be enchanted.

The new aquatic update is expected to be released sometime in 2018, though no date was provided for when players could expect it. Look for more information on it soon though as more information is revealed and we approach its release. The biggest announcement during the event was about the Update Aquatic that will bring all sorts of fishy content into the game including dolphins, explorable shipwrecks, tons of fish, kelp and new water physics to name a few.

Confirmed: Fernando Alonso Tested with Toyota LMP1 in Bahrain
McLaren's Fernando Alonso will drive a Toyota LMP1 vehicle during Sunday's World Endurance Championship open test in Bahrain . The announcement came from team president Hisatake Murata in Sunday's end-of-season awards ceremony in Bahrain.

Currently, the waters of the well-loved game title give nearly no reason to dive in other than for the sake building an underwater base.

The new structures, including shipwrecks and icebergs, will hide treasure, and dolphins will leap from the sea and guide you to that treasure, which is nice of them.

Some bad news on the 4K Super Duper Graphics pack for the game: it was meant to come out this year but you'll now have to wait until 2018 to make Minecraft prettier (or just download one of the many fan-made shader packs). The update will allow Nintendo Switch players to play with players who play on PC or Xbox One.

Share